Quality Systems Manager / Plant Chemist

Mobile, AL

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. More information on AdvanSix can be found at https://www.advansix.com.

U. S. Amines, an AdvanSix Company manufactures and distributes a variety of alkyl and allyl amines. We currently have two world-scale production facilities. The plants are in Mobile, Alabama and Portsmouth, Virginia in the USA. The quality of our products are unsurpassed in the industry. Alkylamines and allylamines are used as basic materials, predominantly in agricultural chemicals but also in rubber processing, water treatment chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and others.

Position Summary:

Manage, lead, guide, direct, coordinate, administer and
report on all aspects of the Plant Quality System from raw materials to
finished product shipping, ensuring conformance to customer requirements.  Support the activities of the plant
laboratories/technicians to ensure quality control and compliance with health,
safety and environmental regulations and ISO requirements.  Provides support to Bucks and Portsmouth? as process
chemist for process improvements. 
Actively supports and participates in continuous improvement processes.  Ensures that the Quality Assurance Laboratory
can meet all the needs of the Process Operations in a timely, safe, efficient,
and reliable manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·      Lead and manage all activities to implement,
improve, and sustain the Quality System at the Site and oversee the Quality Lab.

·      Lead ISO registration activities and guide
compliance to ISO standards.

·      Lead internal ISO auditing program and perform
supplier ISO audits.

·      Maintain and revise quality manual and system
level procedures.

·      Maintain ISO related CATS activities (input
CARs, customer complaints, internal audits, final product nonconformities,
issue monthly customer complaint report).

·      Drive continuous improvement across the site.

  • Manage
    the analytical lab and technical specialist. 
  • Provide
    analytical routine/non-routine testing for production and waste treatment
  • Provide
    problem-solving for plants and act as primary on-site source of chemical
  • Develop
    and maintain processes to ensure the quality specifications of incoming
    raw materials, plant process samples and finished product shipments.
  • Develop
    QA programs for new products, implement same and report results to
  • Develop
    analytical methods as necessary to support new technology, new specifications,
    or in-process control.
  • Train
    technicians and operators to ensure the lab is physically and hygienically
  • Responsible
    for supplier contacts for vendor certifications and customer contacts for
    complaint investigations.  Frequent
    contacts with corporate marketing, sales, research, purchasing and
    distribution to investigate and correct supply-related problems.
  • Serve
    as lead contact and coordinator for customer satisfaction issues.
  • Provide
    technical support to improve productivity and quality.
  • Perform
    specification reviews for customers and for vendors supplying raw
  • Perform
    such other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, or other technical discipline.

Eight or more years’ experience in lab
management in an industrial lab or equivalent industry.  

Five years supervisory experience.

Detailed knowledge of analytical methods and
various areas of analytical chemistry (gas chromatography, automated analyses). 

Application of statistics and statistical
quality control techniques to make quality assurance decisions. 

Utilization of quality assurance statistical
control software programs.

·      Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001:2015 Standard.



·      Knowledge of ISO 14000/14001/RC 14001 preferred.

·      Six Sigma Blackbelt/Greenbelt desired.

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills. 
  •  Excellent organizational and technical skills.

·      High level of initiative and strong desire to
improve operations and processes in production areas with strong analytical and
problem-solving skills.

·      Ability to lead, motivate and energize others.


Don’t meet every single requirement? At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!